Seifert family newspaper items, 1928 & 1947
EGGIMAN, BRIETSPRECHER, BUCHHEIM, FUNK, HOLM, KALKE, MCGRATH, MEDER, OLSON, PUTIZER, RUHSER, RUFF, SEIFERT, TIEDEN, VOGT
Posted By: Judy Moyna (email)
Date: 1/4/2011 at 18:22:01
The following information has been collected by Judy and Jerry Moyna from several newspapers from the county including the Clayton County Journal, The Elkader Register, and the Clayton County Register, etc.
Plans include scanning available photographs, post cards, plat maps, and other appropriate printed material and the continuation of the excerpts from the local newspapers. Copies on a computer disk of the Family Tree Maker information and the text shown here are available to anyone who wants to add information to that now on file. Also, any additions and corrections, text or pictures, or contributions are more than welcome. Facilities exist to copy and return photographs. Contact Judy Bender Moyna, the contributor
26 Apr 1928 John Buchheim was shot by Mrs. Tena Funk. Tena and John had an affair and Tena was expecting. She aborted the child and the baby screamed and screamed. She dressed in menís clothes and went down to straw stack where John was working and shot him. Witnessed by Erwin Brietsprecher. Emilie Seifert held dish pan while Dr. McGrath looked for bullet in Johnís body. Tena was taken to Rockwell City. Funk divorced her. She later married a Putizer. She and Funk had a daughter Inez who married William Ruhser. Inez Funk Rusher and her dad both had a leg amputated because of malignancy. (My grandmother Lillian Vogt told this story to me; she was the daughter of Emilie Seifert mentioned earlier.)
11 Dec 1947 Miss Erma Eggiman entertained 8 of her school friends at a matinee party at the Elkader Theatre Sunday afternoon followed by a goose dinner. Games and bingo furnished the eveningís entertainment with prizes going to Ilsa Ruff, Bernadine and Dorothy Seifert and Lillian Olson. Guests included Prudence Meder, Ilsa Ruff, Donna Tieden, Elaine Holm, Mary Ann Kalke, Bernadine and Dorothy Seifert, and Lillian Olson.
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